Hot Shot is an Autobot under the command of
Hawkeye Rodimus Prime. He is a young, inexperienced bot who lives for speed. His quick motion has led him to strive to live life in the fast lane. This usually lands him right in the middle of a battle, carelessly acting without thinking. As a pyromaniac pyrotechnician, his arms can convert into welding torches specialized for construction and repair. But, when duty calls, these tools also come in handy for barbecuing a bunch of no good Decepti-creeps.
At Megatron's orders, Decepticons from hidden corners of the galaxy attacked Autobot Space Bridge terminals. One such terminal was guarded by Rodimus Prime's team, which included Hot Shot. The terminal was under attack from Decepticons led by Strika, and despite Hot Shot's attempts to use his flamethrowers to vaporize her shots, one connected with his leg. He called for Red Alert, and after examining his busted leg, she told him it'd have to be amputated, but there was no need to worry! Though he freaked, he was assured that a new one would be delivered in 6-8 solar cycles. But Red Alert is disposed of by Spittor, leaving Hot Shot powerless to help his team while in a state of shock.
- Hot Shot
- Hot Shot was part of the original treatment for Animated, taking the main-character role that would eventually go to Bumblebee. But, well, what with that mega-blockbuster live-action movie with a Bumblebee in a starring role.... He probably would've trashed him by now, if his shoulders didn't hurt.
- Sadly, Hot Shot's appearance in season three was written long before any of the writers got a chance to read the JaAm comic.
- Animated Hot Shot was designed by Irineo Maramba, loosely based on head sketches by Derrick Wyatt, with some help from Eric Siebenaler.
- How can Hot Shot's torches work in space where there is no oxygen?
Shh, the laws of physics will be pissed...Oxy-acetylene torches? Probably the same reason Jetfire and Jetstorm's powers work in space.